Connect. Serve. Grow.

Who Are We?

CHStudents is the student ministry/ youth group at colonial Hills. Our group is composed of students in 7th-12th grades that attend schools from all around the Tyler area.

Join Us

CHStudents is located on the second floor of our South building. The staircase right next to our Welcome Center leads directly into our Student Ministry Area.

Sunday Mornings 9:45am-10:50am

Sunday Mornings (Youth Sunday School – 9:45am-10:50am)

On Sunday mornings at Colonial Hills you can find our students gathering in our game room before Sunday School begins. Sunday School is one of the primary ways that we develop disciples in our Student Ministry.

We currently offer Sunday School in 4 different groups.
MS Boys……………..Bill Bumpas
MS Girls………………Keri Kitchings
HS Boys………………Stan Rutherford
HS Girls………………Shannon Alberts

During the Summer we meet in the Youth Worship Room S211.

Wednesday Nights 6pm – 7:30pm

We begin each of our Wednesday Nights with praise and worship, then we spend some time in Bible Study led by our Student Pastor, Garrett Rodden. We tend to wrap up our Wednesday evenings playing games and/or fellowshipping with one another.

During the summer we meet off campus for summer swim fellowships at various homes.

Youth Worship Room (S211)

Connect - Serve - Grow

The why behind everything we do is summed up in three words: Connect - Serve - Grow


CHStudents is a place for teenagers to connect with the message of grace and learn more about Life in Christ! It is also a place for them to connect with other believers and godly leaders! Come and get connected with us on Sundays, Wednesdays, or a special event!


CHStudents serve in our local church body (Elohim worship band, Children’s Church, VBS, God’s Kids), other communities (Mission Arlington, East Texas Food Bank), and internationally (mission trips, Operation Christmas Child). Our students are a valuable part of the church, and their gifts are meant to be shared with others!


Spiritual Growth is an important part of our Student Ministry. We want our students to take ownership of their faith. We want them to truly understand that their identity is tied to the finished work of Jesus Christ in his death and resurrection. We strategically organize events throughout the year to help our students as they grow and mature in Christ.

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YES Program! Hire a Student!

The YES! Program is about giving students the opportunity to pay for camps, retreats, and mission trips by serving the church body. This is the Youth Equipped to Serve program, and we could not be more thrilled that you're interested in having a student come help you!

Complete the form below by telling us how we can get a hold of you, what kind of work you need done, and when you need it done by.